Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Musicians' brains keep time--with one another

Musicians' brains keep time--with one another:

Ever wonder how musicians manage to play in unison? Credit their brain waves: they synchronize before and while musicians play a composition, according to new research.' [More]

(Via Sci Am - Mind & Brain.)

Friday, March 06, 2009

TEST: Easy Publishing

This is a test. For a while now have I been using a program called NetNewsWire to stay up-to-date with the most recent publications in my favorite scientific journals and news-websites vis RSS. I discovered that one could very easily use these RSS messages as the basis of a blog post and then publish it through the offline editor MarsEdit. If a snippet of a Scientific American article appears below, than it seems to work and I might use it more often. At least the old weblog will get some use again than....



Building a Portrait of a Lie in the Brain: "

A young man steals across the hallway, slips through a door and scans the room. He opens a drawer, snatches a wristwatch inside and puts it in his pocket. Then he hurries out the door.

Sixty more people perform the same drill, half of them filching a watch and the others, a ring. Psychiatrist F. Andrew Kozel, now at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, and his colleagues promised to give a bonus payment to anyone who could conceal the deed from the scientists, who planned to look into their brains for signs of a cover-up.